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November 23, 2011 POPE TREE SERVICE All Your Tree Ser00ce Needs Co00erczal Reszdentsa Oak and Pine our Specialty CA. State License #7o4192 Fully Insured for Your Protection Workers Comp. Over Yrs 290 Street Mon-Fzi 8:30 to 5:00 and Sat 9:00 to 5:00 NOW OPEN SUNDAYS ! 0 to 4 Community Collaboration At Its Finest: Kids With Cameras by Tricia Elisara "Kids with Cameras," a 4-week after school course in. photography, wrapped up on November 16th with a photo shoot on Volcan Mountain. With an emphasis on art instruction, place-making, and relationship building, this project demonstrated the best of what community collaboration can look like, to the benefit of Julian and its kids. The idea began with Jeff Holt. A board member of.the Volcan Mountain Foundation, Holt leads the Education Committee with a passion for getting kids up on our local mountain. Also an accomplished photographer, Holt initiated a conversation with Tricia Elisara, Garden Club president at Julian Elementary, about running an after school youth development. She offered to run the course in conjunction with her program, attending to all of the details from advertising the class to collecting necessary paperwork. Holt drew on his network of local photographers to recruit instructors. Bill Bevill, a now retired photography teacher at Ramona High School, and Anne Garcia, a well-known Julian photographer, graciously signed up, along with Holt, to teach the course and ultimately accompany the children to Volcan for further hands-on instruction. Bevill focused on the use of the camera, and Garcia worked with the children on composition. In his opening lecture, Holt inspired the kids to use photography to create relationship with both people and Levon Arabian on Volcan Mountain enrichment program focused on photography. Always looking for ways to grow the school gardens, Elisara fanned the flame by suggesting that before trekking to the mountain, the kids do three photography workshops on campus, putting in to immediate practice what they learn by taking photos in the school gardens. After acquiring some technique and practicing at school, the students would then take a trip to Volcan Mountain to put it all together. All that was needed, then, was a time to work with students and instructors willing to donate their time to teach the classes. Both pieces quickly fell into place, and the concept roared into reality. Enter Dana Pettersen, who organizes Club Live, an after school program on Fridays at Julian Junior High which promotes positive and healthy place. By being "site-specific," the young photographers were challenged to go out and document "their" gardens at both Julian Elementary and Junior High, seeing them in fresh ways and capturing them at the current stage of development. Likewise, the course culminated with young people going up on our own mountain to initiate or deepen their connection to the beautiful place where they live. On Thursday, December 1st at 4:00, we will be celebrating this project with an artist reception at the Julian Library. All are invited. After brief remarks from all of the project partners, we will be unveiling photos from each of the participating students. The collection of prints will remain on display at the library in December. Reproductions of these selected works can also be ordered at the reception for a donation to the The Julian News 5 ]LVI']JYWinter ThOUchecklist 00tSby Michele Harvey 1 .... ! It's time for our winter checklist. Before the weather gets too cold, thisisag°°dtimet°seewhatweneedt°addt°°urcarsandh°mes i I to ensure that we all have a cozy, warm, winter. Here in the mountains, we, get real winter weather. In the years I've lived in and near Julian Ire seen snow that is over 2 feet deep. I uz0cerles o" Fresh Produce. Sunddesl I've seen ice storms that made the roads as slick and shiny as glass. Beer. Wine,'" Liquor" I" Rain, hail and wind are common during the winter months and it's important to be prepared. In the trunk of my car, I keep a good size piece of carpet. In past 1 - ' Dry Cleaning. 1,0tto. Scratchezs I years I've used carpet under my cars wheels to help get it off a patch of ice or out of slippery mud. A small shovel is a good thing to have in a car to chop ice off the road or for lots of other uses. I keep several blankets folded on the back seat of my car. Getting stuck in a car when the temperature drops below freezing can happen to anyone and it's so important to keep as warm as possible until help arrives. Turning on the engine to use the heater can be dangerous, so blankets are safer for warmth. I have bottled water, snacks, a flashlight, emergency road kit and emergency medical kit in my car. I have reflectors, trash bags and some duct tape. The bags and duct tape are for broken windows or for windows that won't roll up. Yes, I spent an entire winter with an electric window that wouldn't go up. Paper towels are very good to have in my car. Also a terry cloth towel is very useful. Extra clothes are good to have in a vehicle at all times. I keep extra shoes and socks, a jacket and a sweater in my car. Sometimes I find a stranded motorist who needs these things. Sometimes I need these things. Each of us has our own winter needs and all of us can supply our vehicles with things that we need to keep to help us through winter driving. In my house, I keep candles in containers so they don't drip on things they can damage, and I have oil lamps with matches or lighters near by. It's good to keep candles in containers that won't brea when the candle heats up the glass. I have candle holders that sit on tables and others that are mounted on my walls. My oil lamps sit in strategic places around the house during power outages, One in the kitchen, one in the bathroom and others where they are needed the most at that particular time. Before winter cold comes; it's a very good idea to seal windows and doors with weather stripping. Old windows get out of line and can allow cold air to seep in. Doors getting out of plumb do the same thing. We have a door with a trim piece that shows daylight. One day I just happened to see that thin line of daylightand finally understood why the air is so cold near that door. A bit of weather stripping from the local hardware store can make life more bearable. Keep a stock of food that can be eaten without cooking. We have a well that is run by electricity. No electricity; no well. Water is important. We keep 5 gallon bottles full of water and we have bleach. 8 drops of chlorine bleach put intoeach gallon of water makes it safe enough to drink. Chlorine tablets can be bought at sporting goods stores. If you have a way to safely boil your water, then that's good too. The directions for boiling water are easy. When water is hot enough to boil; it has already killed any nasty critters in it. Some say to boil the water for specific times, but once the water is boiling, you have already accomplished what you planned. Blankets to keep you warm, liquids to drink and flash lights to help you get around at night are all good things to have and you need to know where you put them. ,We have a b,ttery powered radio to keep us informed and we turn it to KOGO radio at 600 on the am radio dial. When we have a power outage that doesn't involve forced evacuation, we find lots of things to do to occupy our time. Of course keeping some board games in the house helps for evening entertainment. During the day I collect kindling in boxes, I sweep rather than rake outdoors because a spark that lights a fire is very bad when I have no water to put it out and no phone service to call emergency responders. Reading is one of my passions and when I can't do all of the things that require water or electricity, I can lay down snuggled in a quilt and read and read. I work full time.., seven days each week, so I seldom take much time to clean my house. On days when I can't go to work, and I'm at home, I have time to see all of the things that don't get done when I'm working in my shop. Naturally, during a power outage, I can't vacuum without electricity and mopping floors without water isn't on my To Do list. However, I can sort through stacks and piles and make them smaller. Since we have a fireplace; if the weather is wet, I can burn papers to create much needed heat without using up a lot of firewood. 1 can always find something to do to keep me busy. Whether ['m in my car, at home or at work; I try to be prepared for emergencies. It's good for all. of us to think of ways that will help us during emergencies. If we have everything ready when an emergency happens; we have fewer reasons to panic. Panic is not positive. Keeping a supply of food and water along with blankets and flashlights is positive. Think of your winter checklist and put things where you can find them. These are my thoughts. Julian Cuyamaca Fire "Free" Address Sign Program To sign up for a free reflective address sign, please Call 760-765- 1510 and leave your name, phone number and address. For those of you who have already given us your information, signs have been ordered and will be put up shortly. Take advantage of this free program to help local authorities find your house during an emergency! Volcan Mountain Foundation. Additionally, photo cards, using the best images captured in the garden and on the mountain, will be on sale to benefit the ongoing work of the school gardens and the Volcan Mountain Foundation (for $2 each!) In this way, students who have benefited from the generous contributions of local artists and school staff have a chance to put their artwork to good use in supporting important local projects---from school gardens to a wilderness protection organization---that make Julian such a great place to live. We hope to see you there! Ethan Elisara, Lauren Linton, Hayley Andersen • Full Service "Best in the County" Meat Department • U.S.D.A. Choice Bee/ • Buffalo Meat Special and Holiday Orders, Cut to your Specifications OPEN DAILY 6a.m. TO 8p.m. UJI::: . Bill Pay ............ : :  Phone & Utilities SI!71! sO00ss ms .......... I Pine Hills Community Association Sponsors Brush Chipping Day(s) form Sheri Engberg The Pine Hills Community Association sponsored several days of brush chipping this fall from October 29 until mid November. Community Association funds were used to partially subsidize the work. Local residents completed a request form in advance and sent in a donation of $25 or more depending on the size of their brush stacks. Brush needed to be arranged neatly with the ends pointing out toward the street or driveway. All the chipping was done by Storm Streamer of Four Seasons Tree Service. The Pine Hills Association scheduled the 30 or so jobs, making for efficient work days. The workers went from house to house where brush piles were reduced to fine chips in a matter of minutes. TriAngle Club •Announces New Board Of Directors The officers are now: President, DeeDee Nelson; Vice President, Nancy Kramer; Secretary, Stacy Hodo; Treasurer, Sandra Sladkey; Parliamentarian, Shirley DuErmit. Memories Of Thanksgivings Past Thanksgiving- turning leaves, overeating, and memories of feasts past and present. In the olden days, before ButterSphere self-basting thermometer popping-turkeys attached to iPhone illustrated helplines, it took a good cook to roast a turkey properly. Now it's easy for those of us who can't afford $32 per pound hand raised wild turkey which is still hard to cook but at least it's plucked. One hopes. Just buy the bird, stuff the carcass (bread, giblets, sage, onions, whatever) throw some strips of bacon on the breast and pop it in the oven. It never takes as long as the guide on the wrapper says. The only tricky part is defrosting the beast. There was the Thanksgiving north of Boston where the bird hadn't been defrosted and had to be "nuked". The microwave wasn't big enough so the turkey had to be hacked before nuking. The formerly-significant- other stills gruffles in his moustache about that one. The following Thanksgiving we cooked the turkey, much to our hostesses' relief. An otherwise intelligent woman who is a specialist in Chinese export )orcelain--perhaps turkeys were just too exotic. For years in India Thanksgiving didn't exist. If no one else celebrates it, you can't get turkey anyway, and the 'oven' is a metal box with a hole in the bottom set on a gas burner.., In Tanzania one year a group of American students from some Midwestern college, in East Africa for a couple of months with their advisers and very homesick as the holiday neared, came into the office and asked about getting turkeys. And an oven. And a kitchen not to mention a dining room. They were, of course, invited to dinner and we had a wonderful time cooking all kinds of American food. The kitchen was a bit crowded but it was worth it and the sole grump was Paulo, the Tanzanian cook, who rightly felt his kingdom had been invaded (as it was on a regular basis). The only person Paulo got along with was Purrsephone, the cat. Paulo, God rest his soul, died of HIV-AtDS shortly before I left the country. We don't want to think about the hospital he was in this near to a holiday. In Bucharest an Archbishop and a Bishop lived in the attic one fall. It was a well-appointed attic. In addition to being delightful guests, the Archbishop was an experienced bartender (former life) and we had a Very Merry holiday. Several, in fact. This year the oven hasn't been working for the past five weeks. The Sears repair people are scheduled (that's another story) to come Tuesday afternoon. That may be cutting it too close for a defrosted turkey so we'll eat steak...another memorable meal in all likelihood. Happy Thanksgiving All!